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Irish Book Awards

Little Island has been shortlisted FOUR times (hurray!) in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards: A Dangerous Crossing by Jane Mitchell shortlisted in the children’s (senior) category Star by Star by Sheena Wilkinson shortlisted in the children’s (senior) category Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan shortlisted in the YA category Tangleweed and Brine by Continue Reading →

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BOOKWORMS for BUMBLEance! Children’s Authors Road Trip on board the children’s ambulance service


Children nationwide will soon have the opportunity to meet their favourite Little Island authors in a new and unique setting. Announced in late March, the partnership between Little Island and BUMBLEance, The Children’s National Ambulance Service will see authors visiting schools, festivals and libraries on board BUMBLEance to read from their work and to meet Continue Reading →

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‘Imagine a book like a Pogues concert!’ – the British Fantasy Society on Good Red Herring

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If ever there was a superbly-written review of a superbly-written book, this is it. Nigel Robert Wilson has just reviewed the brilliant Good Red Herring for the British Fantasy Society, and he found more than a little to love. ‘Imagine a book like a Pogues concert! Chaotic, powerfully creative, wonderful, whilst utterly exasperating at times, Continue Reading →

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Laureate na nÓg, Children’s Books Ireland and Little Island Books bring children’s books extravaganza to Electric Picnic

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For the first time ever Children’s Books Ireland and Laureate na nÓg will take part in the celebration of music, arts, food, culture and utter madness that is Electric Picnic! Laureate na nÓg Eoin Colfer and a spectacular line-up of authors, illustrators, storytellers and poets will appear in the Literary Tent in the Mindfield arena Continue Reading →

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